Actually what they say is that the fake ID they have says 21. They say nothing about 21 being the legal drinking age.
I don't know if this is really a goof, but in this episode, they say you have to be 21 to buy/drink alcohol. This takes place in the province of Ontario right? Well the legal drinking age in ON has been 19 since Jan. 1, 1979.
According to the postcard he received from his birth dad, Wheel's address is 179 Degrassi Street, Toronto Ontario.
You can hear Mr. Lawrence call Martin Schlegel to the office. Martin was a character in the Kids of Degrassi Street series, but has not actually appeared on DJH.
Regarding the Canadian vs. US $20 bills, two different productions were made of Degrassi: one to air in Canada and one to air in the USA. Cultural references were adjusted slightly, that's all. I've seen both versions of this episode. The one I borrowed from the Toronto Public Library (Canadian) shows a 1970/1978 issue Canadian $20 bill, whereas the one I got from WGBH shows the classic US $20 greenback.
I seem to remember those being Canadian 20's.
In response to the above goof, I listened to it several times and I think she said "kiddo", but it did sound an awful lot like Caitlin. I'm just saying she said kiddo, because she refers to Melanie as kiddo several times in the episode.
In this episode Melanie's mom calls her Caitlin instead of Melanie when she comes home from school. Also, although the show is set in Canada, Melanie's mom apparently uses American bills instead of the more popular Canadian dollars.
At the very beginning of the episode you see Yick walk in the cafeteria with a girl and she goes off through a doorway and he continues on, it then switches shots and is focused on other people, as they walk past the entrance way, the exact same scene with Yick and the girl is shown again.
When Joey mentions that the furnace isn't working, he also says, "So it's going to be hot like this forever!" However, when it shows Arthur, he is wearing a sweater. It is kind of a weird thing to wear when it's hot.
Mr. Lawrence announces that Alex Yankou is the new Treasurer, however he was the Treasurer last year as well, so he shouldn't have said new.
This is the first episode of DJH that shows scenes from the previous episode at the beginning.
Mr. Colby seems to prefer African-American girls-his first victim being Lucy (who is African American and Caucasian), and in this episode, his victim is Susie.
When Lucy tells Susie that she's doing community work in the daycare centre, Susie says that she thought Lucy's community service was over. This is an indirect reference to the events in What A Night!, where Lucy was arrested for shoplifting. In Revolution!, Lucy told Doris Bell that her court date was coming up in the Spring. In this episode, it's exam-time, so we can presume that Lucy has been to court and received a sentence that included community service work, which she's now completed, but is continuing to work in the daycare as a volunteer.
Louella the janitor usually has blonde hair, but in this episode it's black.
At the beginning of the episode, Spike tells the twins that her mother said it was "the most emotional PTA meeting she'd ever seen." The PTA meeting in question happened at the end of Censored, the previous episode.
Wheels reminds Joey that Snake is still taking classical guitar lessons; they found out about that earlier this season in Sealed With A Kiss, when Snake broke the news to them that he wasn't available for Zit Remedy practices.
The Degrassi The Next Generation episode "Drive" is similar to this episode, except Craig is the one who takes the car without permission and JOEY is the one that catches them.
In the first draft of her article, Caitlin types "ro" instead of "to". She doesn't seem to notice...
The bridge that Stephanie sees in her dream, and then goes to when she cuts school, is the Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto. It was quite well-known in the community as a suicide spot; so much so that the city put up barriers and fencing in order to discourage people from jumping.